On her 40th birthday, Shonia Brown got a wake-up call that convinced her to change her life – and face her challenges head on.
It took a cancer diagnosis to convince Brad Dawson to rethink his eating and exercise habits. Then he discovered a more positive source of motivation -feeling great.
Mindy Russell had no idea that by getting in shape and completing her first triathlon, she’d inspire her husband and kids to get moving, too.
After the birth of his daughter, Michael Raimondi finally got serious about working out and eating right.
For years, Amy Kotch struggled with an eating disorder. Here’s how she reclaimed her life from the clutches of perfectionism and rebuilt her health and happiness – one choice at a time.
Experience Life checks in on the progress of our Healthy Challenge participants.
With our help, three brave readers tackled some healthy goals they’d been putting off for a while. Are their stories your story, too?
Once obese, Paul Nowak had trouble keeping up with his favorite sports. Now, after losing 100 pounds, he’s an active role model for his kids – and a Brazilian jiu jitsu competitor.
When Jeni Bier’s workplace offered a weight-loss competition, she was reluctant to take on the challenge. Two years later, she’s a different person.
How Deanna Eberlin discovered her passion for a primal way of life — and connected with her own sense of healthy-living fun.
Brian Gray’s weight-loss efforts began as an attempt to save his niece’s life. He wound up saving his own.
How heart-rate training helped Kim Fambro reach a level of health and fitness she’d assumed was beyond her reach.
This couple discovered a smart way to stick to a fitness routine: They got the whole family involved.
Xanthi Gerasimo talks about her transformative health and fitness journey.
Looking for a lasting source of motivation and support, Andra Ruscoe found it in an unexpected place – her keyboard.
Bonnie Kos worried that aging would sap her energy and fitness. Instead, she discovered outrigger canoeing — and got stronger than ever.
After hitting a health-and-fitness low, Don Zeh started hitting the gym – and discovered a passion that surprised him.
Losing weight helped Deb Hagele rediscover her athletic body and reclaim her competitive spirit.
All the free food he got at work had Jason Buszta packing on the pounds – until the sudden death of a friend made him realize he was putting his own health at risk.
When Amy Fenn finally accepted that only she could make herself happy, she found a sustainable path toward health and fitness.
How Mary Maus Kosir jump-started her fitness routine – and got better with age.